New Supercapacitors will replace Batteries? Stress Testing LICs (Lithium-Ion Capacitors)

GreatScott!
GreatScott!

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Vor 4 Monate
RWBHere
RWBHere

They're interesting devices, and definitely useful in some applications, but I'll not be buying any in a hurry. That price is crazy, until economies of scale start to kick in.

Vor 3 Monate
Ingenium
Ingenium

Can you please make a video on making a vibration sensor which is very sensitive? It will be a great help for me.

Vor 3 Monate
The_ Joker
The_ Joker

Give my name and details so you can sell them for advertising…. Yeah right.

Vor 3 Monate
Mettilda V D
Mettilda V D

Great content Great scott

Vor 4 Monate
Ste Bwald
Ste Bwald

SWEET! Also: I'm looking for curated playlists.... any reccomends?

Vor 4 Monate
tvtoms
tvtoms

They're handy in model railroading to supplement power for lights, sounds, and motor where you have dirty rails and intermittent electrical contact.

Vor 4 Monate
Sean Embry
Sean Embry

@dicko195 Most MRRs of any size are on DCC now. It's not sensitive to polarity.

Vor 3 Monate
Terje Oseberg
Terje Oseberg

@gen kidama, Ultra capacitors are ultra cool.

Vor 3 Monate
TomSquares
TomSquares

This is exactly why I ordered these. I'm gonna make a model railroad on 24v and gonna stepdown the voltage inside each train and keep them running when they disconnect with these things.

Vor 4 Monate
Ruiluth
Ruiluth

I wonder how many of us are here because we heard that they're the final solution to dirty track.

Vor 4 Monate
dicko195
dicko195

@danny117hd run the trains on a/c, run the buildings, lights, etc on dc.

Vor 4 Monate
X99
X99

An as IoT enthusiast, it was all "woah" and "awesome" until you revealed the price 😅

Vor 4 Monate
_MRK_
_MRK_

It will decrease by the years😅

Vor 8 Stunden
kadyo2op
kadyo2op

the price of it here in ph its like 3 to 4$

Vor 19 Tage
Tarash Sajaia
Tarash Sajaia

@John Jingleheimersmith while thats correct, that our energy requirements thus battery requirements increase and lithium is the best what we can suggest yet. future might be different. scientists constantly experimenting with new materials and for me silicon-air battery is pretty interesting. im excited and waiting its development

Vor 3 Monate
John Jingleheimersmith
John Jingleheimersmith

Not sure the world will ever have enough lithium to supply batteries for the innumberable IoT devices in existence and still to come. Especially as growing EV market will compete for them. Price will just go up once we hit the crucial inflection point in 5-10 years.

Vor 3 Monate
Tarash Sajaia
Tarash Sajaia

Thomas Edison's bulb costed 23$ (in today's price). compare them to nowaday bulb's either price or efficiency

Vor 3 Monate
danwei
danwei

And what do we learn? Energy storage technology has still a long way to go and seems to be just at the beginning. I wonder what´s going on in 10 years from now.

Vor 4 Monate
Crosshair84
Crosshair84

We're actually very near the end of 120 years worth of battery research. We're bumping up against the laws of physics with Lithium ion very soon and there's nothing better that doesn't have serious problems. (Example: Some proposed chemistries change volume between charged vs discharged.)

Vor Monat
kcgunesq
kcgunesq

@Connor Decker Fair points. Thanks.

Vor 3 Monate
Connor Decker
Connor Decker

@kcgunesq there's two more faster records set in 2020 26hr ave between the two but they are... "covid class" acknowledged runs but not met with the same challenges of all the other runs and are considered in their own category by the cannon ball community.

Vor 3 Monate
Connor Decker
Connor Decker

@kcgunesq in 1971 the record was set in a (brock yates)1971 dodge van styled like an ambulance at 40:51 then a little later the same year a (brock yates)Ferrari hit 35:53. The record didn't break under 30hrs until 2013 when it was set by ed bolian @28:5. So im comparing the Tesla Model S LR time @42:17 to the 1971 time. To me, once it hit 36 hours or less, thats quite the accomplishment.

Vor 3 Monate
kcgunesq
kcgunesq

@Connor Decker I thought the canonball record was just about 1 day. So how is completing in 2x the time comparable?

Vor 3 Monate
Joel Creates
Joel Creates

If these come down in price, I could see pairing them with cheap sealed lead acid batteries for an ebike capable of rapid acceleration bursts

Vor 4 Monate
Davis Fay
Davis Fay

@mphmm adding to your point from above, solar panels are another example of MatSci finally catching up with innovation. We've been putting polysilicon-based PV panels in space for like 50 years, but originally at tremendous cost and with stringent fabrication requirements. Now you can roll-to-roll manufacture polymer-based PV panels so quickly and cheaply that they outcompete solar mirror farms and even some fossil fuels.

Vor 3 Monate
Ferd The Terd
Ferd The Terd

@EasyBatteryBox Yeah but range on batteries is abysmal for now

Vor 3 Monate
superfragilisticatexpialidoshmur
superfragilisticatexpialidoshmur

I'd imagine a lead acid battery would probably negate some efficiency of riding the bike, being as heavy as they are

Vor 3 Monate
True River
True River

@Bong Jovi and the reason is money. That is why IF COSTS COME DOWN this mix will take off nicely. At current costs it would only be done as an expensive prototype.

Vor 3 Monate
Von Doom
Von Doom

Supercapacitors were one of my favorite future technologies when I was in college. Still hoping that they will.

Vor 4 Monate
QuantumAiCartoonist
QuantumAiCartoonist

Yea totally! I mean... the only gripe seems to be how big they are... so make the entire roof thikk with super/ultracaps, and have a substantial boost with regenerative braking already.

Vor 4 Monate
LabRat Knatz
LabRat Knatz

I think I stumbled upon them when I was still a teenager. Only 'tech' that's excited me more has been Graphene. Still want to do a hybrid supercap array + lead-acid in my car someday.

Vor 4 Monate
David Gunther
David Gunther

Having to implement over- discharge protection for these seems difficult to me, if wanting high discharge capability also. That's one advantage of conventional super caps, they behave pretty simply. 🤔

Vor 4 Monate
Megasteel32
Megasteel32

@David Gunther perhaps a voltage monitor controlling a relay capable of the amperage?

Vor 3 Monate
TooSlowTube
TooSlowTube

The over discharge protection only needs to be designed to handle the current you intend to use, not the max current that the LIC could deliver. Maybe just a logic level MOSFET would be enough, with a normal diode or two (not zener) in series with the gate, to set a crude threshold voltage. Zener diodes need a minimum current going through them to do their thing, but a normal silicon or germanium diode still has a definite switch-on voltage, even at a really low current. Say you have a logic level MOSFET that switches on fully with a gate voltage of 2.5V, you can then add a silicon diode in series with the gate to add another 0.55V-0.6V to that, or maybe two germanium ones, which have lower leakage, and a lower threshold voltage.

Vor 4 Monate
xXPORTALXx
xXPORTALXx

You could probably do it with thyristors, like an scr, properly chosen so that the forward current drops below the holding current before the voltage drops below the recommended minimum, but that would need to be application specific

Vor 4 Monate
David Gunther
David Gunther

@HighfireX yes, looks like LiFePO4 cells have very similar voltages to these capacitors.

Vor 4 Monate
HighfireX
HighfireX

You may be able to use existing lithium ion charging circuits to protect these capacitors, since they have similiar charge/discharge requirements. May be useful in solar projects where you need the lower discharge rate during off-peak hours.

Vor 4 Monate
333Orobas 666
333Orobas 666

Can you reverse the polarity and overcharge them with several times the rated voltage at the same time? Regular electrolytic capacitors can blow up spectacularly so I want to see how much of an explosion these would make.

Vor 4 Monate
Kenneth KK
Kenneth KK

im interested to know if michael bay can use this to make the explosion in his movies

Vor 3 Monate
akhurash
akhurash

Seems like an interesting technology but at that price it’s hard to justify the need for it unless the use case requires it.

Vor 4 Monate
GreatScott!
GreatScott!

Definitely

Vor 4 Monate
MC's Creations
MC's Creations

Really interesting indeed! 😃 I would love to see 18650 spot welding project using those and a battery pack! Anyway, stay safe and creative there! 🖖😊

Vor 4 Monate
TinkerGear
TinkerGear

@CryptoPhoenix .2mm nickel is getting near the top end of "affordable" if you're using supercapacitors. I helped develop and release the Nano spot welder on Kickstarter which used 3x Eaton 3V 370UF supercapacitors for the welding current. Even at a $75 pricepoint it can only reliably weld up to .2mm nickel.

Vor 2 Monate
Dennis Young
Dennis Young

Kweld uses these, or can. I hope to get one later this year, and will try to get the capacitor bank…

Vor 3 Monate
CryptoPhoenix
CryptoPhoenix

@Werner Viehhauser But can it weld thicker >=0.2mm nickel? and what is the effect of heat to the health of the batteries?

Vor 4 Monate
Werner Viehhauser
Werner Viehhauser

@CryptoPhoenix I do that with a 30 € spot welder based on LiPo pouch batteries. I am not sure you can easily beat that with supercaps, they also have current limits etc.

Vor 4 Monate
Steve GM0HUU
Steve GM0HUU

Didn't know there was such a thing as LICs. I do now. As always, interesting and appreciated, thank you.

Vor 4 Monate
Isaac Clark
Isaac Clark

Nice video! Are there any cool integrated circuits that can be used to implement most of the required protection? They may make using these LICs more practical.

Vor 4 Monate
AndrewHamOp
AndrewHamOp

Let's be honest, we all just wanted to see these caps blow stuff up. They're cool and all, but the destruction factor is what grabs my eye with capacitor related videos. Great video nonetheless!

Vor 4 Monate
William P
William P

At those prices, I wouldn't blow them up for fun!

Vor 4 Monate
ucity metalhead
ucity metalhead

Electroboom would agree.

Vor 4 Monate
Manuel López
Manuel López

Not meee!!

Vor 4 Monate
GreatScott!
GreatScott!

The destruction is definitely a bonus ;-) But other than that, I think those caps were quite interesting.

Vor 4 Monate
Doug Moody
Doug Moody

I can think of an additional real-world use for these. Already, start capacitors are used in heating and air conditioning units. In recreational vehicles with AC units in them, the initial power draw spikes the amperage, meaning that you can't run the whole RV's power system at the same time until the AC has settled down. Also, even if you have a generator that supplies enough runtime power, the initial current draw will trip the circuits in a typical generator, and that is why capacitor hard-start kits are becoming standard on RVs. But if household AC units were manufactured with capacitors built in, it would relieve the spiking of demand in city power grids in high demand events, smoothing out the power demands on the grid.

Vor 3 Monate
pizzablender
pizzablender

That is not the role of a "start capacitor". It doesn't store energy for startup, it is there to create a phase shift in a motor winding.

Vor 3 Monate
Wii U
Wii U

In something like Air Pods this could be really useful since it is less likely to explode, holds a charge longer, and works best at small voltages. The only problem would be the size, but I'm sure they will improve in the near future.

Vor 3 Monate
Faust Von Barley
Faust Von Barley

Could be good for dash cams, IoT and various sensors placed in harsh environments.

Vor 4 Monate
Faust Von Barley
Faust Von Barley

@D L Wait, what? I thought LICs can discharged thousands of times @ 08:05 . Discharge rate would also matter, wouldn't it? Of course, advancements are still needed. What would be your technology of choice for the particular sensors?

Vor 4 Monate
bitelaserkhalif 平家boy천궁파워서플라이
bitelaserkhalif 平家boy천궁파워서플라이

Installing standard Li ion battery on dashcam causes it to bloat

Vor 4 Monate
D L
D L

I design sensors for harsh environments (max 70C for >10yrs). It's unlikely a rechargeable lithium chemistry will ever last that long. And the 500-1000 cycle limit is very limiting. Supercapcitors can be used, but the design is costly, complex and larger than you'd think.

Vor 4 Monate
A random Guy
A random Guy

Brb gonna mod my dashcam real quick

Vor 4 Monate
Tristania
Tristania

They may be useful in some applications. But for a lot of things mentioned in the comments supercaps are still the better option, maybe paired with a Li-Ion battery. At least in my opinion.

Vor 4 Monate
Cass Virgillo
Cass Virgillo

Hey GS, Thank you for the many years of great content and teaching electronics. As a long time loyal sub, you have my views. I kinda miss the old intro, but, the new one looks cool as well. All the Best from Oregon, C.

Vor 4 Monate
RC Bustanut
RC Bustanut

I wonder how these would work as decoupling capacitors & to help prevent voltage ripple during high current demand from lipo batteries 🤔

Vor 3 Monate
dhshammer
dhshammer

Seems to me that these super caps should be used in regenerative braking. Capture braking energy to stop and use it to accelerate.

Vor 4 Monate
Elyon113
Elyon113

these would work amazing as a modular battery pack or wireless induction charging at stopsigns and lights

Vor 3 Monate
Rubab Mubarrat
Rubab Mubarrat

as always, Thank you for bringing latest technology content

Vor 4 Monate
Krisna Ananda Kusuma
Krisna Ananda Kusuma

One of the reason why i watch great scott videos, is because i can keep up to date with the latest technology. Thank you for producing such videos.

Vor 4 Monate
Peer Appel
Peer Appel

Great video. I wasn't aware LICs existed and now I know their pros cons and purpose. Thanks :-)

Vor 4 Monate
Victory First
Victory First

I like you testing both type of items. look forward to see a battery replacement of a car lead acid battery. Hope this would work.

Vor 4 Monate
whatfireflies
whatfireflies

Very interesting. Would you be willing to make a tutorial on how to use a supercap to do the occasional spot welding? How to charge it, what protection circuit to use, what terminals to use...

Vor 4 Monate
PyroRob69
PyroRob69

I can see these being best for keeping a RTC powered up for long periods of time without power.

Vor 4 Monate
Arturs Mihelsons
Arturs Mihelsons

Another one great video! 👍 Thanks for testing new technologies! 😉

Vor 4 Monate
Matthew Mattox
Matthew Mattox

Super caps have been used in the enterprise storage environment for years to protect memory backed cache. The idea being that RAM is really fast but if they lose power the data is lost. So enterprise storage systems have a super cap that powers the memory during a power outage just long enough to write the data to a slower flash based chip. They uses to use batteries but you would need to replace them every couple of years and you would need to test them on a schedule.

Vor 4 Monate
Gordon Lawrence
Gordon Lawrence

Actually RAM only uses a lot of power (for SRAM) when it is being read or is being written to. The LL versions use diddly squat current. Even the crappy ones use 1uA on standby.

Vor 8 Tage
Astrobleme
Astrobleme

Even when I was young I saw these components and knew that someone someday would have the capacity to make something great with them!

Vor 4 Monate
Qwerty Qwerty
Qwerty Qwerty

I would love to see a spot welder build using these!

Vor 2 Monate
Dave Pin
Dave Pin

The relatively new intro format is so less annoying and pleasent to receive. The topic content is great and well presented. This video is possibly your best all round production so far. Good luck trying to uphold this calibre.

Vor 4 Monate
sed6
sed6

This is my first view of his channel, good stuff!

Vor 4 Monate
Retr0nic
Retr0nic

I will certainly have to get my paws on some of these. I have quite a few super caps I recently ordered, to test and desgin and see how they do for memory backup applications in a lot of my old gear. These look even better, but time will tell.

Vor 4 Monate
Promise Nwaobilor
Promise Nwaobilor

Am very excited to hear that this component exist now. It opens alot of potentials. But currently quite expensive for now 😃

Vor 4 Monate
PowerScissor
PowerScissor

Seems like a pain to need to keep capacitors protected from low voltage.

Vor 4 Monate
DV
DV

Nice video and thanks for the new information! Do you think LICs would make a good power supply for wireless earphones ?

Vor 4 Monate
Jacob P.
Jacob P.

Thanks for this! Such a neat advancement in technology. I’d love to see more about the hand-shaken flashlight too!

Vor 4 Monate
GreatScott!
GreatScott!

I actually did a video about it years ago ;-) https://youtu.be/ttwsMwG_Gco

Vor 4 Monate
D Tibor
D Tibor

Well, we use SPCs in some products, they are sensitive to voltage as regular Li-ion batteries. Otherwise it is very useful as a small "battery".

Vor 4 Monate
Jess Stuart
Jess Stuart

Is there a good way to prevent burning of relay or switch contacts with supercaps? I suppose you could put a small inline resistor to limit the initial current, then bypass the resistor with a relay after the initial inrush current.

Vor Monat
Miguel Ribeiro
Miguel Ribeiro

hybrid batteries will for sure be the future for EV's. Regen is a big player in the overall efficiency of an EV and EV's could get a boost of performance from one of this.

Vor 4 Monate
Martinko Pcik
Martinko Pcik

What I got from it is 30% more energy capacity with comparable supercap and much lower self discharge. ~ X00% more expensive over supercap, so not for me.

Vor 4 Monate
Jay American
Jay American

Can you do a video on combining this with R/C car 4s battery packs? I think those in particular would benefit from this.

Vor 3 Monate
Bassotronics
Bassotronics

Wouldn't short circuiting them in the output like that cause arcs and damage inside the capacitor too?

Vor 4 Monate
glasstronic
glasstronic

I'd like to see the voltage-over-time curve during discharge.

Vor 4 Monate
Peter Jones
Peter Jones

Hi. I’m interested to know what you think of this: supercaps based on Graphene and Graphene Oxide for electric cars. Theory: car uses supercaps instead of battery tray. Has small battery for emergency only. Supercaps charge on the go, from light, radio waves and kinetic energy. Range is beyond current EVs and charge time is minutes instead of hours… what do you think?

Vor 3 Monate
Zoltan Hoppar
Zoltan Hoppar

I think this supercapacitor can be the key on creating turboprop engines.

Vor 3 Monate
Thomas Rogers
Thomas Rogers

For the longest time after hearing about lithium ion capacitors there was only one place I could find that was even talking about them. I'm happy to hear they finally hit the market.

Vor 4 Monate
Rondo Cat
Rondo Cat

The normal way of doing this for decades have been to combine supercaps with battery, it is a cheep simple solution that give you more benefits for less money.

Vor 4 Monate
Rage Man
Rage Man

I feel like they could possibly be replaced in certain things (possibly laptops) but for things like phones or things that would require batteries sold separately it would likely be a bad idea in my opinion.

Vor 3 Tage
xXPORTALXx
xXPORTALXx

Ultimately what you'd want is an asic with integrated voltage reference and power switch.

Vor 4 Monate
La Linea bellissima
La Linea bellissima

Great video, thanks !:) I had the same idea as @MC's Creations to order 4 of those for a spot welding project, but I got a heart attack when I saw the price :D I think high crank AGM lead acids are still the cheapest source of high current DC!

Vor 4 Monate
LabRat Knatz
LabRat Knatz

A lot of the more affordable supercaps will also have you buying more for getting the instant current capacity needed. Most of the time, dead-shorting supercaps will have them discharging current well above the peak rating of their spec sheet. I can only assume this degrades the supercap.

Vor 4 Monate
zendell37
zendell37

I'm wondering how long it'll be before manufacturers make a super capacitor flashlight with a "charging case" like modern earbuds.

Vor 4 Monate
Mark 's Old Email
Mark 's Old Email

I think another application may be... well, I've been thinking of using those glowy radioactive rubes used in rifle sights with some solar panels. It would need to have a low-power circuit that waits to trigger another application over long periods of time. I would be interesting to see how long these capacitors can retain a charge if left unused for months or years at a time.

Vor 4 Monate
Nils Kay
Nils Kay

Hmm now I am curious to know more 🤔 For using it in an iot use case, where it gets charged with a solar cell and it powers an Arduino and a motor, what kind of management circuit is needed 🤔

Vor 3 Monate
TheRealBanana
TheRealBanana

Will these capacitors have long-terms issues with lithium dendrite formation like lithium batteries do?

Vor 4 Monate
ABaumstumpf
ABaumstumpf

@Josh Nabours "if my claims are false show me the evidence." Sure - i can easily disprove any evidence you have posted so far. And done - what was adsserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. But nice of you to show your ignorance and dishonesty.

Vor 3 Monate
Josh Nabours
Josh Nabours

@ABaumstumpf if my claims are false show me the evidence. Otherwise I must assume you are speaking of things you know nothing about. Also, if cycle life is not a good comparison between these 2 energy storage technologies please tell me what is. Surely you know what would be better for comparing the 2 if you claim my statements are false.....

Vor 4 Monate
ABaumstumpf
ABaumstumpf

@Josh Nabours aaand now you are making more false claims.... Good luck with that, but just please do not spread your Ignorance further

Vor 4 Monate
exMuteKid (XMK)
exMuteKid (XMK)

I'm obsessed with lithium ion batteries and normal supercaps so these look really cool! I even had a dream last night where I was charging lipo batteries lmao

Vor 4 Monate
Ingenium
Ingenium

Hey Great Scott. Nice video but can you please make a video on making vibration sensor alarms.I need one of them in a project.

Vor 3 Monate
MixMeMcGee
MixMeMcGee

Man! This is a great video… the escalation in production quality is really fun!

Vor 4 Monate
Pardalis
Pardalis

It's fun to think about how this is the closest you could get IRL to the "self-recharging flashlight" ever-present in videogames, which drains in minutes or seconds but recharges itself while turned off. It's a supercap feeding the light, charging itself off a large slow battery. Genius.

Vor 3 Tage
Alex McD
Alex McD

Nifty! I love seeing energy generation/manipulation/storage progress.

Vor 4 Monate
Stefan Dim
Stefan Dim

These new type of caps sounds perfect for impulse feed with high amp discharge per pulse. What is the time-charging resistance questionable btw.

Vor 3 Monate
JazzXP
JazzXP

I'm wondering how this would go for drone usage. Currently we use LiPo's for their high discharge, but it's very bursty. So using a LIon in parallel with these may give longer flight times without the reduced performance. At least for freestyle, racing is a different matter as that's pretty high current most of the time.

Vor 4 Monate
joob
joob

Not nearly enough energy density to facilitate a typical punchout at acceptable weight. For drones, we just need higher capacity LiPo or higher discharge LiIon technology.

Vor 4 Monate
Magos Lucius
Magos Lucius

Have you seen the energy density values for metal nitride super capacitors seriously impressive stuff

Vor 3 Monate
AllTheGearNoIdea
AllTheGearNoIdea

Wow great video. Those super capacitors are scary in terms of the current they can bump. Best regards Chris

Vor 3 Monate
Fluorescent Ape
Fluorescent Ape

This is THE channel i come to when i wanna see new cool tech like this. It's just like you video with ceramic batteries! Thanks for giving us this content

Vor 4 Monate
African Electron
African Electron

Built some super capacitor based starter batteries for track motorcycles years ago. Good to see the technology has evolved.

Vor 4 Monate
PhatSphinx
PhatSphinx

thanks for posting, ive been thinking of adding supercaps to an airsoft gun for a while for a consistant cycle rate and this video covered all of the pros and cons

Vor 5 Tage
Bryan Johnson
Bryan Johnson

Love the idea of using it between regenerative braking and the battery, to have more efficient recharging of the battery!!

Vor 4 Monate
ZeroMass
ZeroMass

Is there also the occurrence of damage when charged in sub zero temps?

Vor 4 Monate
Ian Rolfe
Ian Rolfe

I have considered using a supercapacitor to keep my raspberry pi powered up long enough to shut down properly on loss of power. I think that a standard capacitor would probably be sufficient, as the current draw is low, but I could see these LIC devices being useful in that role for larger servers where a proper UPS isn't practical or required.

Vor 4 Monate
Ian theinventor
Ian theinventor

Wonder if either could be used for remote controls 🤔

Vor 4 Monate
The Allstar
The Allstar

I was wondering if you could make a video about modifying a PWM signal? For example to set custom endpoints for a servo controlled by an already existing device.

Vor 3 Monate
Ray Begin
Ray Begin

Curious , could they be used in series with 18650 in a battery pack ?

Vor 4 Monate
Chris Clarke
Chris Clarke

Interesting video although I can’t see me needing any anytime soon, although I should add that they have series safety implications and deserve a whole serious of their own. (sic)

Vor 4 Monate
s4ndwichMakeR
s4ndwichMakeR

I weally like the development of your channel over the last years. Keep up the gweat work!

Vor 4 Monate
Moments
Moments

Can this lic be used as a super capacitor replacement in cars? Currently there is a huge hype in replacing conventional capacitors aka voltage stabilizer with super capacitors.

Vor 4 Monate
Sid
Sid

They could become the turbo equivalent for rapid acceleration once we get bored of ~2s times.

Vor 4 Monate
trausch1988
trausch1988

Hi Its realy interesting. But did you used a LTO Battery? That sounds much more interesting for IOT for me than the capacitors.

Vor 4 Monate
Georgy 11811
Georgy 11811

Significant progress would be made LICs with implemented overvoltage and undervoltage protection.

Vor 4 Monate
Defiant Human
Defiant Human

If these were made large enough you could use in an electric car to quickly get a lot of energy and then while on the road slowly charge the main battery.

Vor 3 Monate
Laggger Engineering
Laggger Engineering

Wait a minute, can you use them in parallel with a Lithium Ion battery to provide instantaneous high currents with minimal self-discharge?

Vor 4 Monate
microcolonel
microcolonel

Apparently there have been samples of LICs that have a specific energy similar to the best Li-ion batteries (!) and the passive discharge rate is only a few times faster than for the batteries. What's the ESR?

Vor 4 Monate
Scott Tod
Scott Tod

I replaced the battery on my quad with super capacitors. Was sick of having to maintain batteries on something that was not used that often. I pull start or boost it if I had not used it in a few days but the capacitors take the charge fast and I can use the electric start and lighting on the quad. I was surprised that with a full charge I can run the led headlight for at least an hour as task lighting without having to run the engine.

Vor 4 Monate
Todd Z
Todd Z

@Chris Mc That was my first thought too!

Vor 4 Monate
Scott Tod
Scott Tod

@kstricl actually I will give that a try. Think I have a small solar cell kicking around I could mount to it some place.

Vor 4 Monate
kstricl
kstricl

@Scott Tod Have you considered just adding a small 12v trickle charger to maintain the voltage on the caps? I know our sun hours suck up here, but even a 6 watt solar cell may be enough to overcome the minor draw and keep the pack ready to go.

Vor 4 Monate
pleitch30
pleitch30

@Chris Mc I was about to ask the guy if he switched over to DJI digital yet.. so my brother I was thinking the exact same thing:-)

Vor 4 Monate
pleitch30
pleitch30

@Chris Mc I was about to ask the guy if he switched over to DJI digital yet.. so my brother I was thinking the exact same thing:-)

Vor 4 Monate
Friendly Octopus
Friendly Octopus

I can see these being useful for some applications I have, like replacing batteries for low-noise biasing of photodiodes. Maybe I'll pick up some to try out...

Vor 4 Monate
Sébastien Fraggl
Sébastien Fraggl

i use supercondensators for my cordless solar drill, and i love getting power until the last volt ! Even when there is only a few volts the battery still deliver a lot of amp ! And it charges in minutes with small solar panels. i love it ! I think those Lithium condensator need a little bit more improvement you haven't shown how they explodes when overcharged, or discharged !

Vor 4 Monate
William P
William P

These would be great for spy and surveillance devices. Small enough to be concealed, powerful enough to run a low-powered device for a long time without interruption

Vor 4 Monate
LogRobin
LogRobin

What would a circuit with a battery and LIC paired look like? Would you just connect them parallel and be done?

Vor 4 Monate
Márton Drávucz
Márton Drávucz

I think an LIC would work great in a coilgun.

Vor 4 Monate
edfx
edfx

what capacity and current requirements are we talking here? Why not supercaps or traditional caps?

Vor 4 Monate
GreatScott!
GreatScott!

Definitely possible.

Vor 4 Monate
Robert Heinkel
Robert Heinkel

I watched another video, where the super capacitors were used in an electric bicycle. It would charge up fully in seconds, and then the bike would go really fast for about 50 feet, then die.

Vor 4 Monate
David Gunther
David Gunther

Thanks for giving an overview of these new caps' characteristics!

Vor 4 Monate
Kirk Kohnen
Kirk Kohnen

1) Voltage proportional to charge, not relatively constant like a battery. 2) Far lower energy density (Joule per volume, Joule per weight) than batteries. These make incorporating them into useful designs more challenging that one might think.

Vor Monat
Simple Sample
Simple Sample

Supercapacitors are perfect for coilguns! Have you thought of making a video where you make one?

Vor 4 Monate
Freddy Vandriessche
Freddy Vandriessche

I wonder if LIC's could help drone technology, particularly the ultra-light

Vor 4 Monate
Volodumur Kalunyak
Volodumur Kalunyak

Supercapacitors won't help a bit. Combination of standart caps (filter switching noise) and li-pol batteries (provide power, both peak and sustained power) is still unmatched for a LIC. Having LIC onboard isn't free (weight is a major concern, also weight of all of additional mounting hardware) and peak power added from it's presence isnt worts it.

Vor 17 Tage
Ben DA
Ben DA

@22KaTsh what happens ? What if I build a 1s drone with it ?

Vor 3 Monate
Freddy Vandriessche
Freddy Vandriessche

@Jarmezrocks The voltage rating of capacitors refers to the maximum voltage that they are allowed to take. Above this voltage rate, they usually start to leak or short circuit internally, in other words: loose energy in the form of heat. A capacitor rated at 3.5v will surely flatten 30v peaks, but they will heat up and become inefficient instead of just acting like a buffer.

Vor 3 Monate
Freddy Vandriessche
Freddy Vandriessche

@Jarmezrocks I won't philosophise that much about it, but indeed, the intent here is to use the LIC's as buffer capacity. The only difference is that their high capacitance can buffer longer current surges of around half a second compared to classic capacitors that only just equalise current peaks caused by motor spools and electronic voltage regulators (also called Choppers).

Vor 3 Monate
Jarmezrocks
Jarmezrocks

It's about finding a common multiplier! Simple as that. You can't deliver more energy out than what's put in? Just because something has the capacity for 450volts doesn't mean if you give it 3.7v that you might somehow get back 450 through some internal voltage multiplier? It doesn't work that way. They can act like a buffer because the current follows and path of least resistance? There is more internal resistance in batteries than in capacious so the caps will charge first! It's like similar to data flow on solid state drives. Think of battery storage and performance like data storage and performance? Capacitors are like RAM performance Then Lithium ion batteries are likes solid state drives and everything else older is like hard disk HDDs.

Vor 3 Monate
Daniel Auen
Daniel Auen

Is there a circuit designed to use 18650 batteries to keep a bank of regular super caps charged without putting too much load on the batteries?

Vor 4 Monate
Kevin
Kevin

"I was a bit mad and confused about the excessive packaging the new supercaps came in." There's a good reason to keep the supercaps well packaged, but I got so annoyed when five attinys were shipped to me in 10 feet of bubble wrap. Who needs to buy packaging materials when you can just buy electronics haha

Vor 4 Monate
Michael lalanae
Michael lalanae

They have a chance of discharging all at once making them a threat to the electronics and a fire threat .

Vor 3 Monate
Rubab Mubarrat
Rubab Mubarrat

Price doesn't matter it will significantly reduce overtime, I bet.

Vor 4 Monate
George Anderson
George Anderson

I wonder how many capacitors it would take to make a jump box for a vehicle?

Vor 4 Monate
Dragos Cucu
Dragos Cucu

They seem really useful for solar LoRa devices that need short bursts of power. They can be used outdoors without thermal protection, due to wide temperature range: -30C to +85C. I just hope they will get cheaper.

Vor 2 Monate
Terry C.
Terry C.

Well this is an interesting topic. I didn't know about super capacitors, much less the lithium ones! I'll have to look into those.

Vor 4 Monate
GreatScott!
GreatScott!

Go for it :-)

Vor 4 Monate
sortofsmarter
sortofsmarter

It would be cool to see you build a hybrid LIC and LiFePo4 battery pack with balance and charge board?

Vor 4 Monate
Marty lawson
Marty lawson

The LiC capacitors do have enough terminal voltage to make a good charge-pump ballincing circuit for LiFePO4

Vor 4 Monate
Ruiluth
Ruiluth

I've been waiting and waiting for this technology to mature for model railroad applications. Model locomotives draw power from the track via conductive wheels, but if there's dirt or other non-conductive material on the rail, the current flow is interrupted and the whole train abruptly stops. Supercapacitors are the perfect solution to this, because they can charge very quickly when contact is there, and then suddenly and powerfully kick in to ride through the gap. It only takes a fraction of a second of power, but it has to kick in instantly, and then recharge before it's needed again. Capacitors work way better than batteries, but until recently they couldn't store enough energy to be useful. Now it seems that they can, and I'm just waiting for them to be miniaturized enough for me to put them in all my N scale models.

Vor 4 Monate
Ruiluth
Ruiluth

@ictogon only some of the very large ones, the smaller scales haven't yet developed small enough batteries and radio gear to work that way

Vor 3 Monate
ictogon
ictogon

that's interesting, I always assumed model trains were battery powered

Vor 3 Monate

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